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The Digiday Technology Awards recognize the technology modernizing media and marketing. Over the years, we’ve honored industry-leading work from Adobe, SpotX, Twitch and Piano.

On Tuesday, October 5 we announced this year's shortlist. See the full list of finalists here. On Thursday, Novemer 18 beginning at 2:30pm EDT we'll be live on the site celebrating finalists and announcing this year's winners. Register for the virtual event below. 

Planning to submit next year? Sign up below for deadline reminders. To access everything you'll need to join the ranks of our past winners including our entry kit, expert tips for crafting a winning entry and past coverage of this program, click here.

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KEY DATES

Virtual Winners Announcement: Thursday, November 18

 


 

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CATEGORIES

 

  

Best Social Marketing Platform

Awarding the tool or platform that best manages and scales post creation and publication.

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Best Buy-Side Programmatic Platform

Awarding the leading buy-side platform for programmatic advertising.

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Best Sell-Side Programmatic Platform

Awarding the leading sell-side platform for programmatic advertising.

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Best Video Ad Server

Awarding the leading ad serving solution for video.

 

    Best Content Marketing Platform

    Awarding the best content marketing software for content creation, management, distribution and beyond.

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    Best Content Management System

    Awarding the CMS platform that most efficiently manages and displays content across the web.

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    Best Content Syndication Platform

    Awarding the leading platform for brands and publishers to grow their audience, establish thought leadership and build awareness through content syndication.

     

      Best CRM Platform

      Awarding the best CRM software for managing customer data, interactions and relationships.

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      Best Influencer Marketing Platform

      Awarding the influencer marketing platform most effectively syndicating content across platforms to reach brand objectives.

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      Best Marketing Automation Platform

      Awarding the technology platform that has been most effective in automating marketing processes.

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      Best Marketing Analytics Platform

      Awarding the analytics platform that has been most effective in measuring the traffic or engagement marketing channels produce.

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      Best Social Analytics Platform

      Awarding the tool or platform that best manages and scales measurement and insights.

       

        Best Cookieless Identification Technology

        Awarding the technology that best serves as an alternate identifier of users.

         

          Best Sign-On Technology

          Awarding the best sign-on technology for identifying users.

           

            Best Personalization & A/B Testing Platform

            Awarding the leading optimization, personalization and testing platform.

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            Best IN-STORE Technology

            Awarding the technology most enhancing the in-store shopping experience.

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            Best Location DATA Platform

            Awarding the leading location-based services technology for consumer marketing.

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            best attribution tool

            Awarding the attribution tool that has been most effective in highlighting the effectiveness of multiple channels.

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            Best Affiliate MARKETING PLATFORM

            Awarding the leading platform for advertisers or publishers looking to drive their affiliate revenues.

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            Best E-Commerce Technology

            Awarding the technology best enhancing the online shopping experience.

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            Best Sales Automation Tools & Platform

            Awarding the best sales automation tools that help manage the sales process and minimize the manual effort.

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            BEST Native advertising platform

            Awarding the leading recommendation and native advertising platform for increasing ad revenue and user engagement.

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            Best Monetization Platform for Publishers

            Awarding the platform that allows publishers to monetize via relevant, highly contextualized ads.

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            Best Event Platform

            Awarding the best platform for hosting events.

             

              Best Subscription Platform

              Awarding the leading subscription platform for media companies to drive engagement, loyalty and revenue.

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              Best Customer Data Platform

              Awarding the CDP that has been most successful in helping businesses manage customer data.

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              Best Digital/Social Video Management Platform

              Awarding the platform that most efficiently manages and displays content across digital or social channels.

               

                Best Connected TV/Streaming Video Management Platform

                Awarding the platform that most efficiently manages and displays content across connected TV or streaming services.

                 

                  Best Data Management Platform

                  Awarding the platform that has been most successful in helping businesses manage user data.

                   

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                  JUDGES

                   

                   

                   

                  Aleksey Baksheyev

                  CTO, HEAD OF PRODUCT

                  COMPLEX NETWORKS

                   

                  Lauren Bertolini

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

                  THE DAILY BEAST

                   

                  Matt Delbridge

                  CREATIVE LEAD

                  MADE THOUGHT

                   

                  Evan Hanlon

                  GLOBAL CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

                  ESSENCE

                   

                  Isabel Kantor

                  SVP, TECHNOLOGY

                  ORGANIC

                   

                  Michael Lanyon

                  EVP, TECHNOLOGY

                  CRITICAL MASS

                   

                  Clarissa Matthews

                  EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PRODUCT

                  POLITICO

                   

                  Adam McClean

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

                  DOTDASH

                   

                  Aeneas McDonnell

                  DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT, THE TIMES AND SUNDAY TIMES

                  NEWS UK

                   

                  Ariscielle Novicio

                  SVP, TECHNOLOGY

                  NEW YORK POST

                   

                  Ken Peltzer

                  CTO

                  GROUP NINE MEDIA

                   

                  Ray Romero

                  MANAGING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

                  HEARTS & SCIENCE

                   

                  Will Rompala

                  CTO

                  HEALTH UNION

                   

                  Fuat Seker

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

                  MYNET GROUP

                   

                  Ebony Shears

                  VP, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

                  FORBES

                   

                  Chantelle Silveira

                  CHIEF PRODUCT OFFICER

                  RANKER

                   

                  Mark Sturino

                  VP, DATA AND ANALYTICS

                  GOOD APPLE

                   

                  A.R. Tabrizi

                  DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT

                  LEAF GROUP

                   

                  Kendell Timmers

                  VP, ADVERTISING DATA

                  THE NEW YORK TIMES

                   

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                  PAST WINNERS

                   

                   

                   

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                  HOW TO ENTER

                   

                   

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                  SELECT

                   

                  Choose category or categories you'd like to enter.

                   

                   

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                  RESPOND

                   

                  Prepare responses to entry prompts

                   

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                  UPLOAD

                   

                  Upload supporting materials that strengthen your entry.

                   

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                  SUBMIT

                   

                  Submit your entry fee payment online.

                   

                   

                  JUDGING CRITERIA

                  Judges will be looking for companies or campaigns that can clearly demonstrate success over the past 12 months. Judges are seeking companies or campaigns that have seized challenges and created opportunities and will evaluate entries based on the following criteria: Innovation, Creativity, Consumer Value and Results. 

                  Judges will require evidence to substantiate all entries. This can include details of financial performance, specific KPIs, creative evidence in the form of a sizzle reel, campaign images, or links to the final project or related sites. The judges will also consider the structure, presentation and clarity of each entry.

                  THE JUDGING PROCESS

                  Judges will score each entry prompt and consider any supporting materials submitted. These scores will be combined to give an overall score for each entry. All scores will then be averaged and the highest scoring entries will appear on the shortlist. Note: At least three judges will score each entry.

                  CONFIDENTIALITY

                  All material will remain confidential to the judges. Only the 'Credits' section of an entry will be made public via the shortlist. If you win a particular category, our team may summarize the entry for posts on Digiday.com. Specific results are never shared. 

                   

                  FAQ

                   

                   

                  Can I submit from outside the U.S.? 

                  Yes, the Digiday Technology Awards are open globally. 

                  Can I submit without my client's name becoming public?

                  Yes. So long as you leave your client's name out of the 'Credits' section located at the bottom of the entry form, they will not be made public alongside your name. 

                  What parts of my entry are made public?

                  The only information that is ever publicized is the 'Credits' section of your entry, should you be named a finalist or winner. 

                  Should this program be entered like a case study?

                  Yes. The suggestion is for this program to be entered from a cast study perspective. So, using our prompts to prove how X client was able to achieve Y through the use of your platform.

                  What is the eligibility period?

                  The eligibility period spans the 12 months prior to the June Early Deadline date and ends on the Early Deadline.  

                  Can I edit my submission after the deadline?

                  No. Your submission must be completed in its entirety by the deadline date. There will be no re-accessing submissions after payment. 

                  Whose contact information should we include on the entry form?

                  We use the included contact information for all updates regarding your entry. You should also include a secondary contact & email address in case we aren't able to connect with you.

                  What if my company or a competitor has a judge on the jury panel?

                  We recuse judges from scoring any categories their company or a direct competitor submits to. 

                  When and how are finalists announced?

                  The shortlist will be announced on Digiday.com. The specific date will be included within the confirmation email received post entry. All entrants will be notified, whether you are named a finalist or not, via the email address you included on your entry. 

                  When and how are the winners announced?

                  All winners are announced virtually via a live ceremony. The exact date will be announced with the shortlist. 

                  Can I license the use of the Digiday Technology Awards logo?

                  Yes. Our licensing program provides you with the opportunity to further the reach of your win through the use of our seal on your website, via social media, email signatures and more. For more information on the options available, please reach out to our team at awards@digiday.com.

                   

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